Remember When? I Just Had To Share!

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Real Estate Agent with Meritus Group Real Estate SD 14808

 
How Old Is grandma???

Stay with this -- the answer is at the end.  It will blow you away. 

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. 
The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.. 


The 
Grandmother replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before: 

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       television 

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       penicillin 

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       polio shots 

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       frozen foods 

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       Xerox 

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       contact lenses 

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       Frisbees and 

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       the pill 

There w
ere no: 

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       credit cards 

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       laser beams or 

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       ball-point pens 

Man had not invented: 

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       pantyhose 

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       air conditioners 

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       dishwashers 

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       clothes dryers 

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       and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and 

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      man hadn't yet walked on the moon 


Your Grandfather and I got married first, .. ... ... and then lived together..   

Every family had a father and a mother. 

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir". 
And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir." 

We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.   

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
 

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege... 

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.   

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.   

Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.   

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
 



We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.   

We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.   

And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.   

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk   

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam....   

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of. 

We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents. 

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel. 

And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
 

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . .. . but who could afford one? 
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.   

In my day: 

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       "grass" was mowed, 

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       "coke" was a cold drink, 

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      "pot" was something your mother cooked in and 

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       "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.   

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       "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,   

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      " chip" meant a piece of wood, 

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       "hardware" was found in a hardware store and 

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     "software" wasn't even a word. 


And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. 

No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap. and how old do you think I am? 

I bet you have this old 
lady in mind....you are in for a shock! 

Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.   

Are you ready ?????


This woman would be only 59 years old.
GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT..... PASS THIS ON
 
 
 
 
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Rosalie A. Evans                                                                      

HJN Team Real Estate

101 W. 69th St.

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Cell 605-366-7242

rosaliesellssiouxfalls@gmail.com

 

                                       

 

   

 

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Comments (8)

Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Things change quickly don't they? And it seems there is no going back to simpler or more polite times.

Aug 27, 2011 05:50 AM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Chris Ann- I grew up as an only child and a only grandchild so I grew up with some of the habits of the old and they have stuck! I am glad of that!

Aug 27, 2011 06:00 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Great post Rosalie,

Makes one stop and think!

Aug 27, 2011 07:16 AM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Lisa- I have a great affinity for history, old cars, old people, antiques, and old houses! I am sure that shows through big time in my blog. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the good old days! Hope to see you around!

Aug 27, 2011 07:22 AM
Larry & Jacque Ficek
Alaska Dream Makers - Wasilla, AK
Realtors - Wasilla Alaska

Oh man Rosalie! 59? Oh, I feel so OLD now. We had the absolute pleasure of showing a young friend the magic of jiffy pop popcorn over a campfire a few months back. We had to explain that it was our microwave popcorn before there were microwaves (and microwave popcorn).

That was fun!

Jacque & Larry

Aug 27, 2011 08:04 AM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Larry and Jacque- Oh I remember jiffy pop! My grandparents would do that while we were camping! Although when we were home it was the dutch oven over the burner with butter as the oil. That was so darn good popcorn too! You should stuck with that because the stuff they put in microwave popcorn is awful for you!!

Aug 27, 2011 09:22 AM
Larry & Jacque Ficek
Alaska Dream Makers - Wasilla, AK
Realtors - Wasilla Alaska

I know! I usually make it with olive oil and a touch of butter and salt in a big pot, stove top style. That way the flavor all melts right in the popped corn. Jiffy pop is fun though!

Jacque

Aug 27, 2011 09:54 AM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Larry and Jacque- Oh I hadn't thought of putting olive oil in it! That is a spectacular idea! Why am I craving popcorn all of a sudden?!Lol

Aug 27, 2011 10:20 AM